About Zuyd


Board of Governors

In its institutional management role, the Board of Governors is responsible for the policies and operations of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. The Board determines the policies and strategy of the institution and the financial and organizational framework.

Photo: Olaf van Nugteren, Luc Verburgh, Kitty Kwakman

Dr. Luc Verburgh – President

Portfolio: strategy, internal and external communication, marketing, branding, internationalization, human resources, organization development and professionalization of teaching staff. 

Contact: Ingrid Grooten-Hameleers
ingrid.grooten@zuyd.nl | +31 (0)45 400 61 15

Dr. Kitty Kwakman – Vice President

Portfolio: education, research, quality control, student affairs, care and welfare.

Contact: Monica Bezemer
monica.bezemer@zuyd.nl | +31 (0)45 400 61 03

Olaf van Nugteren, MLD

Portfolio: integrated business operations, finance and control, accommodation, facilities and ICT.

Contact: Mireille Jongen
mireille.jongen@zuyd.nl | +31 (0)45 400 61 07

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board monitors the policies of the Board of Governors and the general operations in the institution and acts as the employer of the members of the Board of Governors. It also has an advisory role and acts as a sounding board.

These are the members of our Supervisory Board:

  • Prof. dr. Gerard Mols (chairman)
  • Drs. Hans Dijkman
  • Prof. dr. Frank Cörvers
  • Loet Smeets RC
  • drs. Luvic Janssen
  • drs. Marieke Schöningh MBA
  • prof. dr. Jan Harm Zwaveling


The nine faculties provide the link between education, research and life-long learning. This way students can be trained more effectively to become innovative professionals. Knowledge and insight gained through research is applied in the Bachelor's degree programmes and in our courses and training. 


Below you can find the overview of our nine faculties, the directors and contact information. 

  • Bèta Sciences and Technology

    Director: Bert Schroën
    Contact: + 31 (0)45 400 6804

  • Commercial and Financial Management

    Director: Dries Lodewijks
    Contact: 31 (0)46 420 7026 / 7221

  • Health

    Director: Raymond Clement 
    Contact: +31 (0)45 400 6320

  • Hotel and Facility Management

    Director: Ad Smits
    Contact: +31 (0)43 352 8663 / 8664

  • IT

    Director: Peter Princen 
    Contact: +31 (0)45 400 6400

  • International Business and Communication

    Director: Jeanette Oostijen
    Contact: +31 (0)43 346 6438

  • Arts

    Director: Luc Verburgh (a.i.)
    Contact: +31 (0)43 346 6415 

  • Management and Law

    Director: Dries Lodewijks
    Contact: +31 (0)46 420 7026 / 7221

  • Social Studies and Education

    Director: Raymond Clement (ad interim)
    Contact: +31 (0)45 400 6320

Support Services

The primary processes at Zuyd are facilitated by six Support Services, each of which is led by a director:

  • Education and Research
  • Student Services
  • Human Resources
  • Finance and Control
  • Marketing and Communication 
  • Estates and Facilities

The management and report structures of the Support Services are similar to those of the Faculties.


The division of tasks, authority and responsibility among the Board of Governors, the Supervisory Board, the Deans of the Faculties and the Directors of the Support Services is determined by Managerial and Control Regulations, which are in accordance with the by-laws of the Hogeschool Zuyd Foundation, the WHW and the HBO-branch code of Governance.

Participation and co-decision

The participation and co-decision of students and staff in the management of the university’s policies is arranged through Participation Councils that are composed of staff and students. Zuyd University of Applied Sciences has a Central Participation Council (CMR), Participation Councils for the Centres of Expertise and a Participation Council for the Support Services.